Monday 11 December 2017

Casey's new app is on the ball

TEENAGE entrepreneur Jordan Casey is hoping to join the big league with his latest app.

Working under the prototype name FootieFone, the 14-year-old Waterford schoolboy is testing a new design to give soccer fans a one-stop shop for team news, fixtures and live match updates.

Jordan – once Apple's youngest app developer – is also counting his financial success. But The Punt will let you do the maths.

His five App Store designs have been downloaded about 6,000 times at a cost of 89 cent each, with the young entrepreneur pocketing 70pc.

"My apps are doing really well," said Jordan, above, who runs his own independent video game company Casey Games.

"The first one went to number one in the Irish game charts last February and I've launched five or six since then."

When he is not designing apps, including one for his online teaching resource TeachWare, Jordan is jetting off to tell education and technology conferences about his life as a young entrepreneur.

"I love it," said the teen, who visits Brussels, Amsterdam and London in March.

"It was just a hobby and I'm so happy I'll get to do it in the future for a living.

"The downside would be it's hard to have a balance between being an entrepreneur and being a kid. It's important to balance my time between school, business and my friends."

Irish Independent

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